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Site Warns Directive "Could Stifle Innovation"

SOCIAL NETWORKING—EU & UK

March 9, 2012

At a London event earlier this week, a representative from Facebook said the new EU draft regulations may make social networks "unexciting" places and could limit innovation, MarketingWeek reports. Facebook UK Public Policy Director Simon Milner said the directive's "right to be forgotten" proposal is troubling. "It is a right that someone can delete what they have posted but should not be able to delete what someone has posted about you," he said, adding that some proposals--including a single EU-wide data protection authority--are worthwhile. Meanwhile, at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, TRUSTe introduced an EU cookie audit service to help organizations have the information they need to be compliant with the "EU cookie directive" slated to go into effect in the UK this May.
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